Purple Communications: Senior User Interface Engineer

Posted by | April 12, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Rocklin or Los Gatos, California

URL: www.purple.us

Senior User Interface Engineer
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.
Purple Communications’ vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.
Purple Communications’ vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.
 
Areas of Responsibility:
This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops, and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment. If this sounds like you, read on.
• Collaborate with graphic design and software development teams to create efficient, imaginative    and sophisticated solutions for front-end software feature requests.
• Develop high-quality code following established development processes.
• Provide informed, innovative recommendations regarding the use of JSP/HTML/CSS/DHTML       and Flash to meet a variety of business needs.
• Take static Flash files from graphic designers and reconstruct as needed to work with dynamic       data.
• Assess the technical feasibility of proposed functional designs.
• Estimate the time needed to complete development phase of projects.
• Keep abreast of the latest developments in Internet technologies.
• Guide and mentor junior developers.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
• 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive     agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment                                                                 
• 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive     agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment                                                                 
• 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive     agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment                                                                 
• CSS expert including table-less designs and a solid understanding of the separation of style and         content
• Javascript expert including knowledge of object oriented programming using Javascript and           familiarity with common Javascript libraries including one or more of jQuery (preferred), yui,           Ext JS, Dojo Toolkit, script.aculo.us, Prototype, Moo Tools or similar packages
• Experience developing rich user interfaces with Flash and Actionscript
• Ability to convert product requirements and/or concepts into a well-thought-out, cleanly-coded      end product or service
• Ability to implement designs across a variety of Internet-based platforms, especially multiple         web browsers and mobile devices
• Ability to transform complex layouts into pixel-perfect front-end HTML/CSS/JS templates
• Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the ability to hand-code (experience           with HTML5 and CSS3 a plus)
• Experience with server-side languages (Perl, PHP, Java, .NET), JavaScript frameworks (such as     jQuery), database connectors, web-based APIs, as well as an understanding of MVC design      patterns
• Experience with graphics asset production using Adobe Creative Suite
• Familiarity with UI class frameworks on iOS, Android SDK, and BlackBerry OS
• In-depth understanding of and experience with cross-browser testing, web standards,          accessibility, SEO, and best practices (including source code control)
• Familiar and comfortable with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques • Experience with test driven development in an agile software environment
• Experience building applications with an MVC framework using Struts (preferred), Spring              MVC, JSF, Cocoon or Wicket                                                                                                       
• Self-starter; work independently with proven  ability to work well as part of a team that includes    product managers, developers, testers, marketing managers, business owners, and executive       stakeholders                                                                             
• BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience
 
User Interface Design Skills:
 
•  Create designs for high-quality end-to-end user experiences that are visually appealing, easy-to-    use, and emotionally-engaging
•  Has strong understanding of grid systems, composition, color theory, typography and an   obsessive yet practical attention to detail
•  Rapidly mockup or prototype and evaluate designs with stakeholders and customers
•  Talented in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, code execution
•  Takes pride in implementing high-quality and effective designs
•  Shows passion about user experience
 
Experience with the following is a plus: 
• Image manipulation experience using Photoshop or similar application
• Familiarity with Java or other OO language like C# or C++
Work Environment: 
Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.
 
Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.
 
 

To apply: Please send resume and website link to http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php under the Senior UI Engineer position

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